The Titusville Herald from Titusville, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1993 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO-THE TITUSVILLE HERALD, TitusviUe, Pa., Monday, February 8, 1993 Regional, Centerville VFD Issued License For Basic Life Support Ambulance Centerville Volunteer Fire Department in Crawford County has been issued a license to operate a basic life support ambulance service in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Act 45. Ambulance service licensure was developed jointly by the Division of Emergency Medical Services, Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council. Ambulance licensure is administered locally by EMMCO West, Inc the Regional EMS Council contracted by the Department of Health. EMMCO West, Inc., is owned by 14 acute care hospitals in the counties of Clarion, Crawford Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and' Warren. Centerville VFD has complied with Act 45 licensure requirements. The requirements include items relating to vehicle design, equipment, record keeping and operations. Staffing requirements include a minimum crew of two persons. One must be trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the other, a First Responder, or Advanced First Aider. An ambulance service is licenses to operate for three years "EMMCO West, Inc., and the Department of Health are pleased to have Centerville Volunteer Fire Department demonstrate their commitment to quality patient care by meeting Act 45 licensure requirements," said John C. Button, field coordinator from EMMCO West Inc. Button was on hand to present the license the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. GEORGE ANTIL, AMBULANCE CAPTAIN Strong Stomach Needed for Undergraduate Anatomy Class at Lock Haven University Editor's Note — Titusville High School graduate Stacie Berneburg, a now Lock Haven student, is quoted in this Associated Press Article. LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — It takes a stiff upper lip and a strong stomach to complete Lock Haven University's health sciences major. The school uses cadavers, a rare sight on undergraduate campuses, to yield the secrets of life and death to students. "My objective is that I should be able to throw a dart at the students at the end of the semester and, where it lands, they should be able to tell me exactly what's going on in the body there," said Dr. Bruce Young, the chairman of the health sciences department. Thirty-six students are taking Young's "Advanced Human Anatomy" course. Each 12-student lab section works one-half of a cadaver. (Half of one was used last rsemester.) v.--' --•• :•• ••-.- •* The university • has-offered the' ^advanced anatomy course for 10 '" years. It is one of the few undergraduate schools that offers human dissection. "Hands-on experience gives them a much better sense of the relationships among body parts," Young said. "Our students blow away everybody else." "There are very few (undergraduate) schools which do use human cadavers," said Mary Herlihy, the admissions director at the Johns Hopkins University nursing school. "You'll find more of that at the graduate levels." Ms. Herlihy, however, wouldn't say that exposure to human dissection necessarily would give one group of students a leg up on others. TVe look at the strength of the department; the quality of the faculty and the material that's covered," she said. Nursing students who naven't worked on cadavers fare just as well as others at the graduate level, she said. Lock Haven University conducts its advanced anatomy courses in a basement that looks nothing like a horror-movie lab. The walls are off- white; there are no boiline cauldrons. The students — all seniors expected to graduate in May— wear lab coats, rubber gloves and tennis shoes. Formaldehyde fumes fill the Vo-Tech Lists Attendance Award Winners The winning areas of instruction for the best overall attendance in the third grading period have been announced by officials of the Venango County Area Vocational- Technical School. The morning session winner was the drafting area of instruction and the afternoon session winner was machine trades. Both the morning and afternoon classes had the lowest overall average days of absence per student. The students were given an individual reward and a banner was placed in the winning area for the six-week period. Jim Culbertson is the instructor of the drating students which include: Susan Beer, David Fultz, Bobbi Jo Green, Edward Johnson, Gordon Green, Scott Griffin, Brad Haag, Tom Green, Shawn Shingledecker, Guy Simons, Heath Westfield and Jeff Wood. Stan Parker is the instructor of the following machine trade students: Luke Hoovler, RoUand Smith, Cliff Custer, Michael Emick, Steve Johnson, Carl Lineman, Travis O'Connor, David Schrader, Eric Hogue, Marcus Miller, Daniel Whitmerand Michael Williams. air. Adjacent to a silver cooler, the body of a 72-year-old woman who died last September from kidney failure lies on a table. On another is the body of an overweight 72-year- old man who died from cardiovascular disease last March. "Do you want to feel what hardening of the arteries feels like?" Young asks, standing over a cadaver the students have nicknamed "Buddha." A student reaches past the thigh muscle and pulls a quarter-inch- wide vessel away from nerves and veins. Sure enough, the artery is hard, feeling like the soft cartilage of the nose. "It's not supposed to feel like that," says Lisa Watlington from Hightstown, N.J. "That drives home the point of what happens inside arteries," Young said. Young's course caters to health sciences majors who want careers in nursing, athletic training and as ' physicians. The waiting list is long. The students begin work on the upper leg and will subsequently move to the lower leg, abdomen and chest. An outside instructor will come in and go over the heads for students. "We were the first to cut and 1 was thinking, 'I can't do this/" said Amy Esh from Gap, the lab partner of Stacie Berneburg of Titusville. "But once you get in there, you don't even think that you're working on a body." Berneburg said that after the initial shock of seeing a dead person in the classroom, they've become comfortable enough to go to the lab at night to work amid the formaldehyde fumes. "But we're all losing weight, I think," Esh said. "I can't go home and eat dinner until I wait Pittsburgh May Disappear From Movie PITTSBURGH (AP)—The release of a Bruce Willis action movie shot last summer in Pittsburgh is being delayed so that changes can be made in the script and plot. When the film emerges—likely in the fall — it will be retitled and the city may not play so prominent a role, an industry magazine reported. The Columbia Pictures film was made with the title "Three Rivers" and told the story of a river polite- man in Pittsburgh who tracked a serial killer. The new title will be "Striking Distance" and additional scenes will be shot in Los Angeles, Entertainment Weekly said. It is unclear whether Pittsburgh area actors, including stand-ins for Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker, will appear in the film's final version. The magazine quoted a production worker as saying script demands made by Willis made the reshoot necessary. Director Rowdy Herrington said the film needed to be reworked "because it's a little bit confusing." The film brought an estimated $10 million to the Pittsburgh area during the 13-week shooting period last summer, said Robert Curran, director of the Pittsburgh Rim Office. Blood Pressure Screening The YWCA is offering a free blood pressure screening in the lobby of the activities building on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The screening is free and open to the public. Mary Ann Dalessio, RN, will be doing the screenings. The YWCA is a United Way agency. awhile." The female, dubbed "Mrs. Robinson," was in better physical shape than "Buddha." If one didn't know what she had died from, one would have imagined her healthy. "It bits you on what could really happen to you," said Tina Basenese from West Milfbrd, N.J. "What hits me (is) that this person is really dead. He used to have a family." "This could be me 20,30,50 vears from now," Berneburg said. ' And many of the students said that when their days are over, they would like to return to Lock Haven and take Mrs. Robinson and Buddha's place on the tables. "I'd rather have my body #0 to help the living," Esh said. "I'd like to donate my body back POLICE BLOTTER Wallet, Cash Stolen anS^lTe?; ^P 01 *? 1 a theft ™ Sunday of a wallet containing ^E™^^ *!L m ca . sh - T* 16 tocation of the incident, accordingto T,f ,,«,™, ,~J l ne VJctJjn was T -° Mischief Case Investigated f -jSf^ ° f a ™ ina! mischief was on the police log over the weekend Un bunday afternoon a male juvenile lacked in the door of a pickup truck parked near Perkins Restaurant, the report states. The incident is under investigation. Tire Slashed on Car in City Titusville police reported that a tire was slashed on a vehicle on Saturday. According to the police report the victim was Jeanne punlap, 229 E. Walnut St., and $80 worth of damage was done in the incident. Car Overturns Troopers at the Corry barracks investigated a one-vehicle crash Friday at 11:45 p.m. on Rt. 89 in Rome Township, five miles north of Oil Creek Township, in Crawford County. The report states that Jeremy I Anderson, 16, Centerville, RD1, was I northbound on SR 89 in a 1990 Buick | when the vehicle slid sideways I toward on oncoming school bus. The I operator avoided the school bus but traveled into a ditch and the car rolled over on its roof. Car Hits Bank Carry-based state police reported a one-vehicle accident occurring Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on SR 408 in Crawford County. According to the report a 1991 Ford operated by James Logsdon, 68, Centerville, RD 4, was eastbound on SR 408 when for unknown reasons it crossed the westbound lane and traveled down a ditch striking an embankment. Townvflle Ambulance and VFD assisted state police at the scene. It was not known whether Logsdon was injured or not, according to the report. School Board Meets Tonight The Titusville Area School Board wifl meet Monday evening at 730 in .the Administration Building. Among the action items for the board's consideration are the ofrer- mg of summer school; approval of .the make-up snow day; retirements and maternity leave; and a change in the business education course and an update of the Titusville history book. The board meeting is open to the public. Mclntrye Auction & Appraisal Service Estates, HousAoU*, AnUqu«, F*IM, Heavy Equipment and Re*l Estate "Our service doesn't cost, it pays'. Niobe, NY 716-7S2-3243 -., - For a healthier outlook on life, listen to \\fords to the Weekdays at 7:30 am on WWCB/1370-AM, 8:00 am on WKRA/145O-AM. noon 6hWnV/123O-AM and 7:30 am on The New Mix 99.3-FM. ' This weeks topic is on Tobacco", hosted by James Wilkens, Jr., M.Di, Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine. Monday - The Single Largest Health Risk" Tuesday- Effects of Tobacco Wednesday - The Habit of Smoking Thursday- Chemical Dependency on Tobacco . Friday- Quitting Smoking sponsored b\ ' Titusville Area Hospital Where Far-reaching Technology is Close. io.Homc s i • -1 class, but I don't want to be buried under dirt. .: '7 f r ' m not do .ir>g this, I want to be ^in-amausoleum;" shefsaid;^ want a way to get oiltT*.""' "' i-r--rr -.:* Man Dies as Car Goes Into Pond A 38-year-old Cochranton, RD 1, man was killed late Saturday night when his vehicle went into a pond in Fairfield Township, Crawford County. According to Meadville-based police the fatal accident occurred when the deceased, David Cotterman, Cochranton, RD 1 was westbound on Griffin Road when he lost control of the vehicle he was operating between 11:00-11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck the post of a bridge falling into a pond. Troopers said that the vehicle was discovered on its roof in a pond. The body was extracated by a passer-by and CPR was performed at the scene. The body was transported by Cochranton Ambulance Service. Cotterman was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. by Dr. Diersel at Meadville Medical Center. City Council Lists Agenda Titusville City Council will meet in regular session tonight in Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Under old business will be Council Bill No. 1 a proposed ordinance vacating as a city street that part of East Oak Street lying between Chesnut Street and North Petroleum Street. Also under old business is listed mowing, and the appointment of a representative to the Council of Governments. Listed under new business is Council Bill No. 2, Resolution No. 1 of 1993, an appointment to the local Shade Tree Commission and the Oil Region COG dues for 1993. The meeting is open to members of the public. Venango Sheriff Office To Move Residents are advised that the Venango County Sheriff's Office will be closed al! day Wednesday, Feb. 17. The office and staff of the Venango County Sheriff's Department shall be moved from its present location of 1176 Elk Street, Franklin, Pa., 16323 to temporary offices located at 213 Twelfth St., Franklin 16323. The offices will beclosed and no business will be transacted on that day. However, the sheriffs office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at its new location at 213 Twelfth St. in Franklin. W hen they found out that the steam __„ ^ Jant which provided their heat was "g;&njfout of operation; Gannon University •v *" n '•' officials had to decide how to meet their energy needs. After consulting with National Fuel, they realized that natural gas would significantly reduce their heating and water heating costs. In fact, natural gas saved Gannon University $70,000 in the first year alone. Future savings will yield even more money, funds that are better spent on providing quality educations. Your business can also benefit from a consultation with National Fuel's energy experts. They can offer services ranging "Consulting with National Fuel saved Gannon University $70,000." from equipment design to energy audits and piping layout. Whether you're plan- •nHgfc ins|al}.a 1 ne5^heating sysfem^retro* fit an existing one, or simply want to find out the potential savings.pf doing so, National Fuel is your energy expert- no matter how big or small your needs. From the tangible (lower operating costs) to the intangible (environmental soundness), natural gas is the logical choice for all your HVAC needs. Call National Fuel today at 1-800-677-8004/ You can't afford not to. national Fuel For mote Informed eriergy aecitiom Msgr.DavidA.Rubino,Ph.D. President, Gannon University

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